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Medieval iron working site West Moor, Canada Farm (Longframlington)

Excavations in 1977.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Excavations in 1977. Photo by Harry Rowland.

Excavations in 1977.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Excavations in 1977. Photo by Harry Rowland.

Iron was smelted at a slag-tipping shaft furnace on West Moor, (now part of Canada Farm) in the 13th and 14th centuries. The site was first excavated in the 1977 and again in 1997 when slag heaps, a stone lined slag-tipping trough, the remains of a wooden building and pottery were found.

Reference number:N4290
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Longframlington


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